- May 18, 2022
I can't tell if you're being deliberately passive aggressive so I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume it's a language issue. I obviously don't have the answers. Like the vast majority of other non-German football watchers, I don't bother wasting my time with the Bundesliga because the product and competition is effectively non existent. As a result, I don't know what solutions to the problem people in Germany are discussing. As warped as La Liga is due to the completely unfair splitting of TV revenue, there has been 3 different winners in the past 4 years. In Italy there has been 4 different winners in the past 4 seasons (assuming Napoli don't fumble it from here). Even in France with the billions of PSG it's more varied. In Germany, the last winner that wasn't Bayern was 2012. Italian and Spanish clubs are both much more successful in European competitions, whereas with Germany it's primarily only Bayern although obviously Frankfurt won the EL last season.Give a possible way that can make what you want to happen in the Buli.
Bayern hardly lose its best player while by this summer Bellingham and Nkunku possibly Gvadiol are leaving the 2 teams closest to giving Bayern a challenge. So how do you expect Dortmund and Leipzig to compete next season. City has Gundogan Akanji Haaland and KdB from the Bundesliga. Possibly Dortmund could have won the league this season with Haaland instead of Modeste/Haller.
EPL is outspending the rest of Europe using some of these oil money you hate. Chelsea is spending more than 3 leagues combined and you think there is a way around it. The only reason Madrid and Barca have remained competitive is because they take an unfair share of the TV money
In Europe the clubs that can match Bayern are the traditional clubs which were already rich by the 90s or oligarch clubs which I suppose you despise
There are 2 ways to make the German league more competitive
1 Strengthening others clubs to the level of Bayern. By taking Oligarch money which you preach against
2. To weaken Bayern to the level of the teams below them and become another Belgian league which you enjoy the competition?
No club can build organically to overtake Bayern as it is. Just like Chelsea Man City (who have won 7 of the last 9 EPL titles) needed oligarch funds to move from midtable teams. Best you can do is to get a great group of players and a good coach. who will be taken apart by the next summer.
On point 2. Again, I obviously don't watch the Belgian (does anyone outside of Belgium?). But I don't see why that sort of format should be dismissed out of hand as a solution. Although Club Brugge have won the previous 3 titles in a row, previous to that Genk, Anderlecht, and Gent have all won it relatively recently. I mean, it sounds like an extremely exciting way to end a season.